One of the most beautlfnTdaysM*
season?not oppressively warm and not
extremely 'bolS-oouWbuted to .the
many other features that made the 4th
?t Clarksburg & day very much enjoyed
by many: viators. The crowd at the
fair gronnds'numbered over four thou
sand," and -what was most notable and
talked about on all sides was ..tBe splen
did order that prevailed.
A festive day bringing four thousand
people to Clarksburg and resulting in no
extra work'for the polioe, bringing no
new .boarders'to - the oitv "look-up,"
with no fighting and no drinking that
was off&sive.to any well-behaved citi
zen, is indeed a beautiful record and
1 _J.1T V.wamtvulvr I
appeared to be hap
A$litt^,>nnrnber or v? _
and handsome ladies were seen every
where one turned, and many of our dis
tant visitors asked if we. always pre
sented suoh an array of beauty at oar
publio gatherings? Of course we do
and so we answered them.
The amateur photographer was there
?yes, he appeared everywhere with his
little square box "loaded"?at no time
was a group of pretty girls secure from
the young man, who was ready in 0 mo
ment to "press the bnttou" and bear
away with him their sweet faces to study
at his leisure. If some rustic youth
and his "highland Mary" happened to
get affectionate the camera, ''fiend''
had them sure "pop.'^"
The grounds were never so beautiful
as uv>on this oooasion. The new
judge's stand with its harmonizing col
ors, the splendid raoe track, and many
other improvements showed up advun
The music, furnished by the First
Begiment band, of Clarksburg, was all
that could have Men desired in that
line. The danoing ball was quite an
attraotion -for some of the visitors, while
others found sweet oonsolation in being
hurled around the "arena" on the fiery
steeds (?) of the merry-gd-round. The
peanut vendor and the lemonade mer
chant found business active, and the
smaUboy did the best he oould without
, The base ball game, in the morning,
between Wilsonlmrg and Grafton re
sulted in a victory for Wilsonburg,
?00*6 88 to 17. ?
The raoing was probably the best
ever seen on the track, imd introduced
for the fltst time the celebrated pneu
matio tire sulky. ,?The following list of
the raoes, was aoourately reported fori
the Telegram: j
Trotting- 2-8 class. - Wildwood,
owned by .Miss Delia Willis, won first
? In three straight heats, and Major,
iby John Patton, seoond. Time
>R Alt. Paoh.?Parse #250;
Hursey's Shafer took first,
ureen,owned by H... J. William
son. Beverly, W. Vs., seoond, Time
2:38}, 2:8a}, 2:30}, 8:89.
Prbe-por-Aijj Trot.?Purse S800;
g*rry D., owned by J. H. EUsworth,
first place, Bob Henderson, owned by ]
W. J. Nixon, seoond, and May Day,
ownM!W;J,fH? Willis, third. Time
Mile and Bepeet.?Purse
? je R. owned bv . A. D.
Volf Summit .W. Ya.; won first
owned by W. Q.
Sim* 1 K)l, 1KB.
__ JliVKawi ?
WB ing on shrill-voiced ?
jrSJ.* conversations about ?
2?" the coming treat.!
i Moreover, Huomi I
~\ Friable waa one oil
k-L, those nervous peo-l
TW pie who are afraid ?
-J7T. th? MMH clock!
wont goo# at thil
right time, and who I
think it their duty to lie awake audi
wait for the clock to' show that it la I
still to be depended on. - ?
Finally, about the time the small!
hours were beginning to think of get-1
ting larger, she fell asleep, only to be I
awakened In about five minutes by Mr. I
Friable, who had'gotten up to see what I
time it was. . I
Wames, do come back to bed and I
keep quiet, can't you?" I
James came back to bed and qulfctl
reigned for a time. Then, about anl
hour before the alarm clock waa due I
to declare ltaelf, the boom of cannons I
and the sputter of firecrackers ail-1
nounced the glorious Fourth, and thjj
Friable family arose because they oouldfl
do nothing else. None of them awoke I
particularly good:natttreil, and the I
way the little Frisbles acted about get-1
ting dreaaed would I
h^'had11?1 hasty I
breakfaat, and all I
?WKSV was ready, therel
|M was the sprint to I
BRr the station. Ptfpal
"? Friable, with hlsl
two hundred-odd I
ra cms racLnrao pounds, galloped |
to Lorraa. on ahead to secure I
mamma and Mamie and the cook tolled I
along with the -baskets and hampers I
and cuffed and herded the band of I
young Frisbles, who were inclined to I
loiter, despite their eagerness to get
They arrived at the little cross road
station safely,, much to Mamma
Frisble's relief.- Then was no convey
ance waiting to take them to the farm,
to they had to wait about the station
until "it arrived.. This Integral "was
improved by the small Frisbles to good
advantage, so that by the time the big
wagon arrived Willie had smeared hia
nlee new eight dollar suit with axle
greaae, Freddie had hurt his finger
foollng around with .a ooupling-pln,
and Alee created some excitement by.
falling afoul of a big yellow dog.who
resented the young man's, attentions,
and showed his' re-:"
sentment by tak
ing a mouthful of tagUb, ,
leg and trousera?
are f partial to VCfV
?jgar his feats with a long Boman can
dle and a eonple of rockets. Then he
tjoWed a pin-wheel, a big fellow that
Mwned^ Inclined to run things for
before Mr. Frlsbie gave. It
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Yonder distant spire and graft mark
the aoenesof the sweetest elegiac poem
In the language and the grate ofthe
aylran pleaaoro ground of fire hundred
acres, ornamented before the queen'a
apartments with fountalna,_parterrea
of'flowers and statnary. The great
park beyond tv fourteen miles In cir
cumference, and continuous to that is
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